There is palpable Tension in Lagos at the moment as organizers of #OccupyLekki Protesters may have used Lekki Tollgate as a decoy for the police.
CityNews Nigeria gathered have moved their planned protests to another location and may have successfully used lekki toll gate plaza as a decoy for the security operatives who have now stationed there…armed to the teeth.
CityNews Nigeria recalls that youths under the aegis of #OccupyLekkiTollgate and #EndSARS Season 2 have insisted that they would proceed with their protest despite the presence of security operatives at the Lekki toll gate but the new venue of their planned protest is not known to anyone.
The protesters, who spoke to our correspondent on Saturday morning, insisted that they would hold a protest at the Lekki tollgate though but sources say they are most likely going to surface in another location within the metropolis.
According to them, the presence of heavy security operatives at the tollgate was to only ensure peace.
“We are not going to be violent. No government has the right to stop a peaceful protest. We are not discouraged by the armed security men. We will be out to pass a message that bad governance in Nigeria must stop,” one of them, Wise man, said.
However, reports just coming in say a number of protesters have arrived at the Lekki Toll gate plaza and are now in direct confrontation with the police.
We can also tell you that popular Nigerian comedian, Mr Macaroni has now been arrested at the venue of the protest.
More to follow…